Predicting Outcomes in Whiplash
This course will explore the four indicators identified by research as reliable predictors of ultimate recovery from whiplash injury. Learn how to identify each of these factors during patient assessment and how to interpret these findings. In particular discover how these should influence your approach to clinical management during the acute and chronic phases of whiplash symptoms. Please note that this course will not teach practical skills or lead to a clinical qualification.
Whiplash is an unfortunately common injury type that injures the soft tissues of the neck and often results in a range of presentations that are referred to as Whiplash Associated Disorders (WAD). In this course Chris Worsfold provides a concise summary of the wealth of research that has been conducted around these symptoms and disorders to highlight a group of indicators that provide a reliable predictive model for ultimate patient treatment outcomes. Understanding how to identify and interpret these signs offers the clinician a very useful approach to make clinical decisions and optimise patient management in cases of whiplash.
- Video presentation by Chris Worsfold
- Reading a related Physiopedia article
Course aimsDiscover the factors that are linked with poor outcomes in whiplash recovery to optimise your approach to patient management.
Hours of learning
Completing this course will involve approximately 1 hours of learning activities that can be completed on a participant’s own schedule.
Please note that no deadlines are applied and this course can be started and completed according to your own schedule. We expect the required elements to take around 2 hours depending on your schedule and learning style. Additionally there are many optional resources provided and if you choose to review these the course could take longer to complete.
It’s not going to be easy, we’ll expect you to work hard for your completion certificate and Physioplus points! You won’t be sitting back and watching webinars, we’ll expect you to do reading tasks, complete quizzes, perform literature searches and other learning activities. You’ll need to reflect on your own experiences and contribute them within the discussion forum, this is where we can learn from each other’s experiences and knowledge from all around the world! At the end of the course, when you have completed all of the required elements, you will be able to download a certificate of completion and 1 Physioplus points will be added to your personalised learning dashboard.
Types of activitiesReading Physiopedia pages. Watching videos. Attempting quizzes. Participating in an international discussion forum.
At the end of this course you will be able to:
- discuss the four factors that predict outcomes in whiplash
- identify four methods to identify these factors during assessment
- describe four evidence based clinical approaches to address each of these factors
Requirements to complete this course
In order to complete this course and receive a course completion certificate you will need to:
- Be part of the Physiopedia Plus Community Culture.
- Log as completed all the required learning activities (represented by the orange icons!).
- Actively and appropriately participate in the course discussions.
- Pass a final quiz with a score of 80% or more.
- Complete a course evaluation form.